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Schenectady man convicted of attempted murder

Schenectady man convicted of attempted murder

SCHENECTADY -- Clarence M. Terry faces up to 25 years in state prison, after he was found guilty Friday of trying to kill another man last summer near Jerry Burrell Park.

Terry, 33, of Paige Street, was found guilty of attempted murder and other crimes. The jury found he opened fire on 30-year-old Stephon Rucker just after 12:30 p.m. on July 12 on Paige Street, hitting Rucker in the upper neck.

The victim drove himself to Ellis Hospital for treatment.

The charges were filed after a police investigation that included video surveillance of Terry coming and going from the scene of the shooting, officials have said.

The shooting happened after an argument between Terry and Rucker, prosecutors said. 

Investigators Kevin Maloney and Edward Ritz worked the case with the help of the district attorney's chief technical resource officer, Richard Voris.

Judge Mark Caruso presided. Amy Burock prosecuted for the District Attorney's Office, and Terry was represented by attorney Stephen Rockmacher.

Terry is to be sentenced in July.

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